Roger Abbott, unidentified fan and Don Ferguson at Friday’s Air Farce taping

“At least we know this is one way to get into your blog.” That was Roger Abbott’s very perceptive crack as the above photo was snapped at Friday night’s taping of the Air Farce New Year’s Eve special. The taping took place at a packed 10th floor studio at the CBC broadcast centre in Toronto. Abbott and Ferguson were among those in costume as F-Bomb scientists; the F-Bomb is the messy new splatter machine that has taken the place of the old Chicken Cannon at these annual Air Farce year enders. Large rolls of cellophane were stretched across the front row of the bleachers in an effort to control the amount of guck sprayed from the messy F-bombs.
All seven of the Farce troopers are back for the hour long salute to the year about to end. Pot shots are taken at the usual suspects, including politicians Harper, Ignatieff and Layton, Celine Dion and her new twins, Sarah Palin, the upcoming Royal nuptials, Don Cherry, George Stroumboulopoulos, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Fellow CBC funnyman Ron James and a veteran Canadian TV news anchor who is retiring sometime in the new year.
It all airs Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. and midnight on CBC. Watch the early one before you get too into the spirit, sez Rog.

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